If there is one thing we learned in the last two years is that our immunity is the base of our health. Corona Virus pandemic showed us the importance of immunity and the safety measures against communicable diseases. With the constantly changing world, it is very important that we all brace ourselves for the new normal, i.e. working from home, maintaining social distancing and practicing regular hygiene with wearing masks. Gone are the days when Covid treatment, masks, sanitizer, social distancing and Corona pandemic were all mumbo jumbo that we could not understand, all of this has become a part of our daily lives now.
Whole plant foods are not only an excellent source of energy but they are also very helpful in boosting one’s immunity. With high quantity of anti-oxidants & nutrients whole plant foods these super-foods make people feel energetic for longer. Whole plant foods keep your body in balance and hence help our immune system in working better. Some examples of whole plant foods are:
Sleep is the major factor when it comes to healing and strength building. And it certainly helps in building the immunity. This is the reason that we are advised to sleep more when we are sick; a good sleep just doesn’t heal our current ailment it also strengthens our overall immune system to fight with other similar ailments. You should sleep at least 6-7 hours in a day and you should also have a stable sleep schedule.
Vitamin C is known to increase the production of white blood cells (WBCs). You can easily increase your Vitamin C intake by adding any of the citrus fruits in your diet. The following foods are instant immunity boosters as they are full of Vitamin C:
Adding these fruits in your diet can help you stay away from common infections like cough and cold and they are delicious so it should not be a problem.
Fats are always considered to be unhealthy by most people but that is not always the case. Some of the fatty foods are actually healthy. These are the foods which have high fat content but they are not processed so that makes them healthy to consume. Consuming healthy fats is directly linked to having a better immunity. Some of the examples of healthy fatty foods are as follows:
We told you, fats can be healthy too! Now you can eat these treats, guilt free.
Excess sugar is linked to many ailments and it most definitely negatively impacts the immunity of a person. Adding extra sweets and white sugar to your diet also increases your chances of getting obese and obesity is linked to not just low immunity but also more and more diseases like type-2 diabetes and even cancer.
Staying fit and having a healthier and sugar free diet is said to have many benefits even apart from increasing immunity and battling diseases. So it is a win-win situation if you remove sugary treats from your diet.
Exercising is said to have many more benefits other than weight loss. Exercising not only helps in a better blood circulation but it also helps in betterment of one’s immunity. A person who exercises regularly naturally increases the rate at which the white blood cells are regenerated. If you are someone who is not into intense workouts you can try the below mentioned easy and moderate exercising methods:
15-20 minutes of light exercise daily can largely benefit your overall health and immunity.
Drinking more water is related to many benefits and it is also an immunity booster. Water keeps your digestion healthy and it is also very important for kidney functioning. Our overall health is impacted by our water intake and even our focus and mood is largely affected by water. Staying hydrated keeps our overall health in balance and keeps us healthy. Ideally, you should drink around 3 liters of water every day.
Long term stress is said to cause imbalance in the immune cell function. Stress management will not only improve your immunity but also your emotional & psychological health. You can follow some simple steps for managing your stress better these steps include:
We have all heard laughter is the best medicine. We have discussed the perks of exercising above but another thing that helps in building immunity better is entertainment and enjoyment along with exercise. You can do this by engaging yourself in a form of exercise that makes you happy and fit at the same time, some of the examples of these exercises are:
It is important that you pick the activity that not only keeps you fit but also makes you happy, this way you will have a better chance at building better immunity.
Soaking in the sun has proven to be a natural boost of Vitamin-D which directly contributes towards a better immunity. It happens as soaking in the sun helps in bettering the sleep cycle regulation and lifting your spirits. Sunlight also affects the wakefulness in one’s body largely and helps someone in staying more active. There are many more benefits of Sun soaking & they are:
So we suggest you to get out in the sun and have some fun!
Personal hygiene might not be directly related to improving one’s immunity but it is definitely related to avoiding getting infected by communicable diseases such as the Corona Virus. You should follow some simple steps to keep your personal hygiene in check:
This little tip will not only keep you safe but it will also keep you clean and smelling good.
It has taken a literal pandemic for people to realize the importance of building their immunity. No one should avoid their health and continue to build a better immunity as it helps us stay safe from all kinds of diseases & infections.
Some simple and basic tips can get you a long way in this journey! Take care of yourself and your family with these ideas.
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